GM Wins District
10 AAA Tournament with Record Five Champs
Ryan Cook Named District 10 Coach of the Year
was a weekend of firsts for General McLane wrestling. Clay
Steadman, Brandon Saraceno and Eric Zelina
all won their first District 10 titles. It was the first time
the Lancers ever crowned five District 10 champions in one year.
It was the first time GM ever had eight wrestlers qualify for
Regionals, and it was Ryan Cook's first time to be named
District 10 Coach of the Year.
General McLane wrestlers made the District 10 AAA Finals at
McDowell Saturday, and amazingly, all five won. Eric Zelina,
Brandon Saraceno, Donald Osinski, Hadley Harrison
and Clay Steadman all won titles. Kyle
Goss, Keith Scharrer and Shawn McFadden took
thirds and also qualified for the NW Regional Tournament.
Zelina beat Prep's Anthony Blaszczyk 4-1 in the quarter
finals and won 5-2 over Corry's Doug Jones in the semis. In
the finals Eric met Warren's top seeded Dan Pascuzzi for the
third time this season. Pascuzzi owned two one point wins over
Eric from earlier meetings at Tool City and the GM Duals. Eric
struck for a takedown early to take a 2-0 lead. Pascuzzi escaped
in the first, then again in the second period to knot the score
at 2. Pascuzzi was clinging to a 4-3 lead with a few ticks left
on the clock when he was nailed for stalling. That sent the
two wrestlers in to overtime where Zelina countered a shot,
with a snap down and spin behind for a 6-4 win.
130 Lbs. Brandon Saraceno scored two falls on his way
to the finals where he met first seeded, Greg Tenney of Oil
City. Brandon gave up the first takedown in the bout, but scored
a reversal to make it 2-2. Saraceno added an escape then put
on an unbelievable show of determination as he rode Tenney out
for the entire third period for a 3-2 win and his first District
135, Donald Osinski pinned Conneaut Lake's Lucas Morian
in the quarter finals round and got by Prep's Nick Milano 3-1
in the semis. Osinski met old rival, Alex Lauffenburger in the
finals. The two had split a couple low scoring, one point nail
biters earlier in the season. Neither wrestler was able to score
on the other in the opening period, but Donald got two points
in the second when he came out on top with a very hard earned
switch. Lauffenburger made the score 2-1 when he escaped in
the final period with 40 seconds remaining. Donald staved off
a couple of late takedown attempts to earn his second consecutive
District 10 crown.
Harrison became the Lancers fourth champ when he went 3-0
at 140 lbs. Harrison scored two takedowns and an escape to beat
Conneaut Lake's Cash Horne, 5-1 in the finals. Clay Steadman
won his first two bouts by fall and then made it a perfect 5-0
finals round for the Lancers when he earned an exciting, come
from behind 4-2 win over Corry's Ryan Smith in the finals.
Scharrer qualified for Regionals at 103 lbs. Scharrer pinned
Corry's Derek Snapp in the quarter final round, but then dropped
to the consolation brackets when he lost a 9-3 decision to Prep's
Rocco Welleck. Keith came roaring back with two pins to take
Kyle Goss earned his first trip to Altoona with a 3-1
overtime win over Conneaut Lake's third seed, Kory Hubbard.
Hubbard had won two previous meetings between the two.
McFadden became G.M.'s eighth Regional qualifier when he
eked out a 2-1 decision over Conneaut Lake's Kris Tursky in
the consi finals. It was sweet revenge for McFadden who dropped
a 1-0 decision to the Laker less than a month ago.
Lupher and Lou Decker just missed qualifying for
Regionals by finishing 4th. Manley made the consolation finals
when he knocked off third seed, Nick Enders of Titusville, 1-0
in the consolation semis. Decker lost two close bouts to finish
fourth. He dropped a 5-2 decision to eventual runnerup, Alex
Hamilton (Meadville) in the semis and then lost in the consolation
finals to Corry's Dana Goodwill, 4-3.
From the District 10 Tournament:
Harrison became the first McLane wrestler to reach 40
wins this season when he beat Cash Horne in the finals.
Only two other GM wrestlers ever scored 40 or more wins in a
season and they are Hadley's brothers, Hudson (40) and Hayden
(41). Hadley should easily break the record of 41.
Osinski's win over Alex Lauffenburger in the finals was
his 39th this year. It was also the 117th of his career.
Osinski just passed Tom Kirdahy (116) for third position on
the all-time wins list.
GM wrestlers combined for 15 falls at the District tournament.
That brings the team total to 182 for the season, fifth best
in the state according to PA Sports Beat. The only other Lancer
wrestling team to post more falls in a single season was the
2002-03 team with 190. The GM wrestling team also finished
the regular season ranked 18th in the state by Off the
Goss racked up two pins at Districts, his 25th and 26th.
He is now in second position behind Frank Myers (27) for most
pins in a single season. If Goss can get one more pin at Regionals
he would tie a record that has stood for 23 years. Kyle also
moved into the record books for "Season Wins". He
now has 35 and is the 19th wrestler in McLane history to compile
34 or more wins in a season.
was disappointing to see Lou Decker not make it out of
Districts. Lou was ranked 24th in the state and piled up 32
wins with 17 pins this season. Lou was in a tough weight class
that easily had four Regional caliber wrestlers. But Lou is
a junior and will get another shot a District title.
to Eric Zelina, Brandon Saraceno and Clay Steadman
on their first District 10 titles. Zelina had to come
from behind to win his finals bout over a tough, Dan Pascuzzi.
It was great to see Brandon Saraceno finally won a District
crown his senior year. Saraceno has been on fire for the past
month, but in my opinion, wrestled the best match of his life
in the finals. He just wouldn't quit against a very tough opponent
and came out on top because he left everything he had on
the mat in that match. Great job Brandon. Clay Steadman
also posted a come from behind win over Corry's Ryan Smith.
But most impressive is the fact that Steadman was told he would
be out for the entire season in December. Clay overcame all
the odds when he got back in the lineup in January. He only
had 11 matches to get ready for the post season and ended up
winning the 171 lbs. District title. Amazing!
to Ryan Cook for being named District 10 AAA Coach
of the Year. It was a well deserved honor. Coach Cook has
put his heart and soul into the McLane wrestling program and
Brian Clark and Ben Rucker saw their high school
wrestling careers come to an end at Districts this weekend.
Thanks to these two wrestlers for some great memories. Ben Rucker
came up with some big wins for the team this year and did an
admirable job of filling in at weight class where most of his
opponents were 20-25 lbs. heavier than he was. The fans always
enjoyed watching Brian Clark's matches. Clark was the kind of
wrestler who showed no fear on the mat and always went full
bore, which made for some exciting bouts.
Scores: 1. General McLane 189,
2. McDowell 133.5, 3. Erie Prep 119.5, 4. Conneaut Lake 107,
5.Corry 103, 6. Warren 101, 7. Titusville 68, 8. Meadville 66,
9. Oil City 62, 10. Franklin 53, 11. Strong Vincent 40, 12.
Erie Central 6
District 10 AAA Finals
Mancuso (McD) dec Rocco Welleck (Prep) 12-7
112-Joe McCullough (Prep) wb tech fall David Pondel (Titusv)
119-Bobby Steetle (Frankl) dec Steve Zoni (Prep) 7-2
Zelina (GM) dec Dan Pascuzzi (War) 6-4 (OT)
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM)
dec Greg Tenney (OC) 3-2
135-Donald Osinski (GM) dec
Alex Lauffenburger (War) 2-1
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec
Cash Horne (Con Lake) 5-1
145-Bryan Towers (Meadv) pinned Kevin Ochalek (OC) 2:47
152-Jason Ardillo (Prep) dec Jake Jurkiewicz (Str Vinc) 4-3
160-Nathan Kucnick (McD) dec Alex Hamilton (Meadv) 4-2
171-Clay Steadman (GM) dec
Ryan Smith (Cor) 4-2
189-Jonathon Wentz (Prep) pinned Jeremy Little (McD) 1:09
215-Nick Roussin (Cor) pinned Jordan Heberle (Con Lake) 2:55
275-Kyfer Rumburd (War) maj dec Charles Wilson (McD) 11-2
Scharrer (GM) pinned Cody Bump (Frankl) 4:09
112-Kenny Hammer (McD) dec Matt Laird (Con Lake) 12-6
119-JC Hammond (Cor) pinned Manley
Lupher (GM) 2:58
125-Matt Lewis-Jones (McD) dec Joe Amato (Meadv) 7-1
130-Clint Copeland (Con Lake) pinned Robby Rick (Cor) 1:54
135-Nick Perrine (Frankl) maj dec Nick Milano (Prep) 13-2
140-Joe Anderson (Titusv) dec Tim Meahl (Str Vinc) 3-2 (OT)
145-Brandon Eck (Cor) dec Jordan Easter (Str Vinc) 10-6
152-Ryan Ochalek (OC) maj dec Matt Morian (Con Lake) 11-0
160-Dana Goodwill (Cor) dec Lou Decker
171-Tom Fredericks (War) dec Terry Sedney (McD) 12-9
189-Kyle Goss (GM) dec Kory
Hubbard (Con Lake) 3-1 (OT)
215-Kurt Ledebur (Titusv) dec Nolan Martin (War) 4-0
275-Shawn McFadden (GM)
dec Kris Tursky (Con Lake) 2-1
Wrestlers at the 2006 AAA District 10 Tournament
pinned Wes Wolf gang (OC) 3:28
SF-Rocco Welleck (Prep) dec Scharrer 9-3
Cons SF-Scharrer pinned Derek Snapp (Cor) 2:51
Cons F-Scharrer pinned Cody Bump (Frankl) 4:09
Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for Regionals
Parlin pinned Ladon Miller (Str Vin) 3:05
SF-Joe McCullough (Prep) tech fall Parlin 19-4
Cons SF-Ken Hammer (Prep) dec Parlin 3-2
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
pinned Tyler Meahl (Str Vinc) 5:17
QF-Bobby Steetle (Fr) maj dec Lupher 13-3
Cons QF-Lupher dec Dave Engel (McD) 5-3
Cons SF-Lupher dec Nick Enders (Titusv) 1-0
Cons F-JC Hammond (Cor) pinned Lupher 2:58
Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)
dec Anthony Blaszczyk (Prep) 4-1
SF-Zelina dec Doug Jones (Cor) 5-2
F-Zelina dec Dan Pascuzzi (War) 6-4 (OT)
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals
pinned Matt McCullough (McD) :54
SF-Saraceno pinned Clint Copeland (CL) 4:51
F-Saraceno dec Greg Tenney (OC) 3-2
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals
pinned Lucas Morian (CL) 3:29
SF-Osinski dec Nick Milano (Prep) 3-1
F-Osinski dec Alex Lauffenburger (War) 2-1
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals
pinned Neal Heagy (MdV) 2:46
SF-Harrison pinned Tim Meahl (Str Vinc) 2:51
F-Harrison dec Cash Horne (CL) 5-1
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals
pinned Josh Krueger (CL) 1:45
QF-Bryan Towers (Mdv) maj dec Clark 10-2
Cons QF-Andy Travis (War) dec Clark 3-1 (OT)
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
Pierce (War) dec Sanders 6-4
1st Cons-Sanders dec Dustin Kucnick (McD) 1-0
Cons QF-Matt Morian (CL) maj dec Sanders 14-0
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
maj dec Brent Williamson (Str Vin) 10-2
SF-Alex Hamilton (Mdv) dec Decker 5-2
Cons SF-Decker maj dec Brad Bostjancic (War) 12-4
Cons F-Dana Goodwill (Cor) dec Lou Decker 4-3
Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)
pinned Jake Bell (Titus) 5:53
SF-Steadman pinned Terry Sedney (McD) 4:27
F-Steadman dec Ryan Smith (Cor) 4-2
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals
pinned Delbert Liller (Cor) 2:59
SF-Jonathon Wentz (Prep) dec Goss 10-4
Cons SF-Goss pinned Dean Heagy (Mdv) :50
Cons F-Goss dec Kory Hubbard (CL) 3-1 (OT)
Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for Regionals
won by inj def Adam Berkey (Mdv)
SF-Jordan Heberle (CL) dec Rucker 3-0
Cons SF-Nolan Martin (War) dec Rucker 15-8
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
dec Matt Knapp (Mdv) 5-2
SF-Kyfer Rumburd (War) maj dec McFadden 11-3
Cons SF-McFadden dec Frank Vento (Prep) 4-0
Cons F-McFadden dec Kris Tursky (CL) 2-1
Record:3-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for Regionals
Wrestlers Fall to Bisons 31-28
McLane wrestling team fell to Fort LeBoeuf in their final dual
meet of the season on Senior Night at General McLane High School.
LeBoeuf and GM both won seven weight classes. But the Bisons
made the most of their wins, piling up big bonus points in 4
of their 7 victories (including 3 pins). The dual started at
140 lbs. and much like their last match against DuBois, the
Lancers appeared to have things under control through the 189
bout. That's when the Bisons began their run of bonus point
wins that made the difference.
140 lbs., Donald Osinski used a first period takedown
and a bar arm combination in the second to take a 5-0 lead over
Kyle Klapthor. Donald escaped in the final period and dropped
immediately to a single leg for another takedown. He took Klapthor
to his back three times and just missed a technical fall, winning
14-0. Hadley Harrison wrestled at 145 and took Mike Hull
to the mat early, for a 2-0 lead. He spent the first period
working cross-face cradles and bar arms, but couldn't turn the
stubborn Bison. Harrison went on to post a 10-4 win.
152, Brian Clark was down 2-0 when Kurt Lindburg countered
his takedown attempt. Clark was in a 2-0 hole until the third
when he escaped 54 seconds into the period, making it 2-1. Lindburg
took Brian to the mat again and it looked like Lindburg would
get the win at that point. But Clark exploded for a reversal,
took Lindburg to his back and ended up winning a 6-5 thriller.
At 160 lbs. Lou Decker hit a double leg on Wes Stull
for a 2-0 lead. Stull escaped but Lou went right to his legs
again and dropped the Bison to the mat to make it 4-1. Decker
took control in the final two periods and posted a solid 10-5
bout at 171 between Clay Steadman and veteran CJ Church
may have been the most exciting of the evening. Church caught
Steadman flat footed and got the first takedown on a nice single
for a 2-0 lead. Clay escaped before the end of the first to
close the gap to 2-1. Church chose down in the second period.
Steadman was able to hang in there through some intense scrambles
and rode Church out. Steadman chose bottom in the final period,
hit a nice stand up and escaped with 59 seconds remaining to
make it 2-2. That sent the bout into overtime. Church tried
to execute a throwby and had Steadman's head locked, but Clay
stepped over his opponent's leg. The two wrestlers were at the
edge of the mat and Steadman looked like he would pop his head
out for control at any moment. Suddenly the official awarded
Church a takedown. That brought Coach Cook out of his
chair and to the head table for a conference with the official.
Unfortunately, the call stood and Church was awarded the takedown
and a 4-2 overtime win.
Goss hit a couple of nice inside trips to take a 4-0 first
period lead over Andrew Church at 189. Goss added another takedown
in the second stanza, then flattened Church with an inside trip
and a chancellor at the 3:34 mark to make the team score, 19-3
in favor of GM. LeBoeuf's state ranked Adam Farrell got the
Bisons rolling when he scored a fall over Ben Rucker
at 215. Then Josh Williams got unexpected bonus points when
decked Shawn McFadden at 275. That made it GM-19 LeBoeuf-15.
103, Keith Scharrer countered Killian Hiner's shot and
scored a takedown for a 2-0 lead in the opening period. The
turning point of the bout came in the second period, when Hiner
reversed Sharrer and nearly pinned him in a spladle. Hiner won,
5-2. That got the Bisons to within one point of the Lancers,
19-18. Fort LeBoeuf took it's first lead of the match when Kory
Hiner ran up a 13-5 major decision over Cyrus Parlin
at 112 lbs. LeBoeuf-22 GM 19.
119, Joe Zimmerman, in his ninth varsity appearance wrestled
a smart match and held veteran, Ray Moritz to a 7-1 decision.
The Bisons increased their lead to 25-19. Eric Zelina
brought the Lancers back when rattled off several takedowns
and used a tilt to score an 11-1 major decision over Tom Woodward
at 125 lbs. That made the team score FLB-25 GM-23.
LeBoeuf put the match out of reach when they sent state ranked
Steve Waite out at 130 lbs. Waite pinned Glen Sult in
the second period. That gave the Bisons an insurmountable 31-23
lead. Brandon Saraceno dominated Randy Smith in the
final bout, nearly pinning the Bison's 135 pounder a couple
of times. Saraceno scored a 15-0 technical fall. Final: Fort
LeBoeuf-31 General McLane-28.
From the Final Dual Meet:
McLane wrestling team ends the dual meet season with
a 17-5 record. While losing three straight at the end of the
season was disappointing, it should be noted that 4 of the 5
losses GM suffered this year were to state ranked teams (Lewistown-AAA
14th, Easton-AAA 3rd, DuBois-AAA 9th and Fort LeBoeuf- AA 20th).
The only other loss the Lancers suffered was the first dual
of the season to a very tough McDowell team, before several
wrestlers returned from a successful football campaign.
General McLane wrestling team moved up two spots to
#15th in the state, according to the latest Off The
Mat rankings. They also finished the regular season with
167 falls, that ranks in the top five in the state according
to PA Sports Beat.
to Eric Zelina, Brandon Saraceno and Lou Decker.
All three GM wrestlers secured win number 30th against Fort
LeBoeuf. Six Lancer wrestlers have 30 or more wins this season.
Kyle Goss racked up pin number 24 against the Bisons'
Andrew Church. That ties Kyle with Hayden Harrison for the #3
spot for "Most Falls in One Season". Only Luke Harrison
(25) and Frank Myers (27) have more.
to Brian Clark who made his way into the GM record books.
Brian's last escape was his 60th. That ties him for 10th on
the all-time "Career Escapes" list.
big THUMBS UP to Coach Ryan Cook. Coach Cook,
in only is second season as Head Coach did an outstanding job
of getting the most out of his wrestlers and making General
McLane the envy of District 10 AAA. The GM assistant coaches
also deserve a ton of credit. They are an excellent crew and
every one of them has had a positive impact on the wrestling
of luck to all of our wrestlers in the post-season.
LeBoeuf 31 General McLane 28
140-Donald Osinski (GM) maj dec Kyle Klapthor 14-0
145-Hadley Harrison (GM) dec Mike Hull 10-4
152-Brian Clark (GM) dec Kurt Lindburg 6-5
160-Lou Decker (GM) dec Wes Stull 10-5
171-CJ Church (FL) dec Clay Steadman 4-2 (OT)
189-Kyle Goss (GM) pinned Andrew Church 3:34
215-Adam Farrell (FL) pinned Ben Rucker 3:26
275-Josh Williams (FL) pinned Shawn McFadden 3:44
103-Killian Hiner (FL) dec Keith Scharrer 5-2
112-Kory Hiner (FL) maj dec Cyrus Parlin 13-5
119-Ray Moritz (FL) dec Joe Zimmerman 7-1
125-Eric Zelina (GM) maj dec Tom Woodward 11-1
130-Steve Waite (FL) pinned Glen Sult 2:35
135-Brandon Saraceno (GM) tech fall Randy Smith 15-0
GM Loses a Tough
One to State Runnerup, Easton at PIAA Duals
Drops Out with Close Loss to #16 DuBois
at Giant Center, the McLane wrestlers showed everyone they are
capable of competing with the best AAA teams in the state. They
dropped their opening round match to perennial powerhouse, Easton
41-25. But if a couple of key swing bouts had gone their way,
GM could well have beaten Easton and advanced to the quarterfinal
round. Hadley Harrison lost a 7-5 decision to #3 Braylin Williams,
Kyle Goss dropped a 9-7 OT heartbreaker after leading for most
of the bout, and Ben Rucker was winning his match against Chris
Wilson when he got caught in a bout ending headlock.
match started at 140 pounds where #5 Hadley Harrison
faced off against #3 Williams. Hadley was the most offensive
of the two wrestlers, but Williams scored first on a nice throwby.
Williams increased his lead to 5-1 in the second period, but
Hadley clawed his way back into the bout and made it 7-5. Harrison
was in deep and trying to finish a single leg takedown late
in the third period, when the official inexplicably called a
stalemate. That cinched it for Williams. Colin Dailey scored
a major decision over Brian Clark at 145 and Jules Knighton
pinned Dale Sanders at 152. That made the score, Easton-13
160 lbs. Lou Decker hit a high-c on Joe Piro. Piro caught
Lou in a cement mixer and took him to his back for a 5-0 lead.
Decker escaped, shot in on another high-c and stuck Piro at
the 1:21 mark. Clay Steadman snatched a single leg against
Keenan Walls. Walls tried to sprawl, but Steadman just slid
up to Walls' waist, went to a bear hug and took him to his back
for a 5-0 lead. Clay increased his lead to 7-0 with another
takedown in the second period. In the third, Steadman escaped,
snapped his opponent to the mat & spun behind for his third
takedown and a 10-0 major decision. Easton-13 GM-10.
189, Kyle Goss countered a standing headlock with an
inside trip and took a 2-0 lead over Cory Rutt. Rutt escaped
to make it 2-1 at the end of one period. Kyle escaped at the
start of the second to go up 3-1, then hit another inside trip
to make it 5-1. Goss cut Rutt hoping for another takedown, but
Rutt scored a takedown of his own, to cut Goss's lead to 5-4.
Rutt escaped in the third to tie the score 5-5, then scored
again on a snap down to make it 7-5. Goss tied the match at
7 with a reversal just before the buzzer. But Rutt secured the
winning takedown in overtime when he counterd Goss's throw attempt.
Wilson nailed Ben Rucker with a headlock in the first
moments of their bout, but Rucker body locked Wilson, rolled
through it and took a 2-0 lead. Rucker was riding and in control
of Wilson in the second period when the two wrestlers ended
up in a scramble. Rucker got out of position for a moment and
Wilson reached back, hit another headlock and took Ben to his
back. This time Rucker couldn't escape from it. Easton-22 GM-10.
Shawn McFadden dominated Easton's heavyweight, Mike Varju
and racked up a workmanlike 7-2 win. Easton-22 GM-13.
103 lbs., Keith Scharrer ran into #1 ranked Jordan Oliver.
Scharrer gave it a great effort. He was trying to finish a single,
but Oliver hipped the Lancer over and pinned him at the 2:56
mark. Kegan Handlovic scored a tech fall over Cyrus Parlin
at 112 to make it 33-13, Easton. Brandon Veres also scored a
technical fall over Manley Lupher at 119 lbs. Easton
held a commanding 38-13 lead at that point. Eric Zelina
wrestled tough at 125 lbs. against 3rd ranked Russ Souders.
Souders was only able to score a takedown and an escape, but
that was enough for a 3-0 win. Easton-41 GM-13.
Lancers finished strong in the last two bouts. Brandon Saraceno
may finally get the state wide attention he deserves. He decked
state ranked (#7) JuJu Drummond at 130 lbs. After a scoreless
first period, Brandon scrambled for a reversal and a 2-0 lead
in the second. He threw in his signature leg ride and then served
up a perfect banana split for the pin at 3 minutes, 33 seconds.
At 135, Dandy Don Osinski used a single leg takedown
to take a 2-0 lead over Tevin Gibson. Osinski ran up a 7-0 lead
before pinning Gibson in 3:50. Final, Easton-41 GM-25.
Lancers From State Team Duals
McLane wrestling team appeared to be on the way to their first
ever win at the State Team Duals Friday in Hershey. Their match
against D9 Champ, Dubois was going according to plan, if not
better after the 189 lbs. bout. GM won the coin toss and the
first three bouts to take a 15-0 lead against the Beavers.
Clark struck first with a solid 4-1 win at 152 lbs. Lou
Decker followed with a huge pin at 160 to give the team a 9-0
advantage and Clay Steadman won by injury default over
Dom Palumbo, adding 6 more to the team total. Ben Rucker
did an admirable job of holding state ranked (#3) Mario Morelli
to an 11-0 major decision at 189. GM led 15-4 at that point
and looked like they were going to roll to a big win. But then
things began to unravel.
first setback came at 215 lbs. Coach Cook sent Kyle Goss,
the team's leading pinner out against Andy Bennett in a calculated
gamble. Rucker had survived Morelli's onslaught at 189 and a
pin at 215 would put McLane in the driver's seat. Bennett scored
first with a takedown at the end of the first period to take
a 2-0 lead. In the second stanza, the two wrestlers were in
a scramble and Kyle got caught underneath the heavier wrestler.
The result was a pin for Bennett and 6 points for the Beavers.
GM-15 DuBois-10. Shawn McFadden was unable to mount an offense
against tough heavyweight, Matt Moorhouse and dropped a 3-0
decision. Keith Scharrer wrestled well and helped the
McLane effort by holding 17th ranked, Nick Wykoff to a 10-4
decision at 103 lbs. Wykoff had pinned Scharrer at the Tool
City Tournament earlier in the season. DuBois took a 16-15 lead.
Swope secured a 10-3 decison over Cyrus Parlin at 112,
and David Whitaker beat Manley Lupher 12-4 at 119 lbs.
GM was behind, 23-15 at that juncture, but things still looked
good, since the strength of the Lancer lineup was coming up.
The second setback came at 125 lbs, where Nick Centra, who came
to Hershey with a modest 13-14 record, managed to pull off a
9-8 double overtime upset over Eric Zelina. That gave
the Beavers an 11 point lead. Brandon Saraceno helped
the Lancers close the gap to 26-21, when he pinned Justin McAninich
at 130 lbs. GM only had 5 points to make up with Sult, Osinski
and Harrison coming up. A Lancer win still seemed likely.
then the final setback came at 135. Glen Sult got the
first takedown against Eric Lundgren to take a 2-0 lead. But
Lundgren caught Sult out of position and pinned him to get the
Beavers their 11 point lead back with only two bouts to go.
At that point the Lancers were in the unenviable position of
needing two pins against two very good DuBois wrestlers. With
Osinski and Harrison both wrestling up one weight class, it
wasn't likely to happen. Donald Osinski got his 35th
win of the season when he posted a workmanlike, 1-0 decision
over Zach Bussard at 140 lbs. Hadley Harrison followed
with a 6-1 win over 9th ranked, Zach Lundgren at 145. But it
just wasn't enough. Final Score, DuBois-32 GM-27.
From the State Team Duals:
McLane wrestling team was ranked 17th by the latest Off
the Mat state rankings. DuBois was 16th and Easton 3rd (Easton
finished 2nd at the State Team Duals). The GM team had a respectable
showing against state runnerup, Easton and lost a very close
match to DuBois. Those performances should cement their status
as one of the state's top 20 teams. The loss to DuBois was disappointing,
but the McLane wrestlers should be proud of themselves for their
effort this weekend. If a couple of close bouts gone their way,
both losses could have been wins. They represented District
10 well. Congratulations to the General McLane wrestlers and
GM wrestling team scored more points on Easton than any
other team at the State Duals (with the exception of Upper Perkiomen,
who Easton lost to). Council Rock North scored 18, Cumberland
Valley 15, and Penn-Trafford 19. Cumberland Valley and Penn-Trafford
were top 10 teams.
McLane team also added 5 pins to their season total.
They now have 166.
Osinski got win #34 and 35 on the season at the Team Duals.
Osinski became the only wrestler in the history of the wrestling
program to win 30 or more matches 3 years in a row. He also
passed Branden Stearns on the Career Wins list. Donald has 113
career wins, 4th best ever. Donald also entered the record books
in another category this weekend. He got his 20th fall of the
season over Easton's Tevin Gibson. Osinski became just the 10th
Lancer wrestler to record 20 or more falls in a single season.
He just missed the books with 19 last year.
Harrison got his 36th win of the season in Hershey. Only
5 other wrestlers have won more bouts in a single season. Hadley
could very well break the record of 41 before the end of the
to Brandon Saraceno for his big win over Easton's 7th
ranked, Ju Ju Drummond. Brandon didn't just beat one of the
state's top wrestlers, he pinned him. A side note: Ju
Ju Drummond beat Reynolds' Steve Nestor 3-1 in OT earlier this
year in the finals of the Manheim Tournament.
140: Braylin Williams (E) dec. Hadley Harrison (GM) 7-5.
145: Colin Dailey (E) maj. dec. Brian Clark (GM) 10-0.
152: Jules Knighton (E) pinned Dale Sanders (GM) 2:46.
160: Lou Decker (GM) pinned Joe Piro (E) 1:21.
171: Clay Steadman (GM) maj. dec. Keenan Walls (E) 10-0.
189: Cory Rutt (E) dec. Kyle Goss (GM) 9-7 OT.
215: Chris Wilson (E) pinned Ben Rucker (GM) 2:59.
275: Shawn McFadden (GM) dec. Mike Varju (E) 7-2.
103: Jordan Oliver (E) pinned Keith Scharrer (GM) 2:56.
112: Kegan Handlovic (E) tech. fall Cyrus Parlin (GM) 16-1.
119: Brandon Veres (E) tech. fall Manley Lupher (GM) 15-0.
125: Russ Souders (E) dec. Eric Zelina (GM) 3-0
130: Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned JuJu Drummond (E) 4:33.
135: Don Osinski (GM) pinned Tevin Gibson (E) 3:50.
32 General McLane 27
152: Brian Clark (GM) dec. Justin Lunger (D) 4-1.
160: Lou Decker (GM) pinned Seth Nelson (D) 1:31.
171: Clay Steadman (GM) inj. def. over Dom Palumbo (D) 1:46.
189: Mario Morelli (D) maj. dec. Ben Rucker (GM) 11-0.
215: Andy Bennett (D) pinned Kyle Goss (GM) 2:02.
275: Matt Moorhouse (D) dec. Shawn McFadden (GM) 3-0.
103: Nick Wykoff (D) dec. Keith Scharrer (GM) 10-4.
112: Ethan Swope (D) dec. Cyrus Parlin (GM) 10-3.
119: David Whitaker (D) maj. dec. Manley Lupher (GM) 12-4.
125: Nick Centra (D) dec. Eric Zelina (GM) 9-8 OTR.
130: Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Justin McAninch (D) :24.
135: Eric Lundgren (D) pinned Glenn Sult (GM) 1:41.
140: Don Osinski (GM) dec. Zach Bussard (D) 1-0.
145: Hadley Harrison (GM) dec. Zach Lundgren (D) 6-1.
Steamroll Over Grapepickers 55-15
McLane wrestling team tuned up for the State Duals Wednesday
evening by easily disposing of North East, 55-15. It was the
Lancer's 17th dual meet win of the season.
match started at 103 lbs. Keith Scharrer hit a nice single
leg on Tony Langdon for a 2-0 lead and never looked back on
his way to an impressive 10-0 major decision. Cyrus Parlin
got the first takedown in a back and forth bout with Christian
Drain. Cyrus was clinging to a 6-5 lead when he escaped in the
3rd period and hung on for a 7-5 win.
Gregory, North East's leading pinner got the Grapepickers to
within a point of the Lancers when he pinned Manley Lupher
with only 28 seconds remaining in their bout. Manley was wrestling
very well and had a 5-4 lead at the time. GM-7 NE-6. At 125,
Eric Zelina hit a lightning fast sweep single for a takedown
and a 2-0 lead over state ranked Jeff Langdon at 125 lbs. In
the second period, Langdon escaped to make it 2-1, but Eric
scored on another single leg to make it 4-1. Zelina put the
match away when he locked up a double bar arm combination and
scored 3 back points for a 7-1 lead. He went on to post a solid
130 lbs., Brandon Saraceno scored a takedown in the first
period with a front headlock and spin behind on Zach Duda. Saraceno
threw a leg in, hipped over and scored his 11th fall of the
season moments later. Donald Osinski took a 2-0 lead
over Cody Warr when he took the Grapepicker down with a very
uncharacteristic, fireman's carry. In the second period, Donald
hit a double leg, then went right to a half nelson for the pin
Hadley Harrison piled up several takedowns against Kevin
Post. He took a commanding 11-2 lead into the second period,
then used a barbed wire to secure his 22nd pin of the year at
the 3:08 mark. Brian Clark wrestled a great match against
Corey Kimmy and had a 7-1 lead at one point. Unfortunately,
Clark got caught in a headlock that ended the bout. GM-28 NE-12.
Sanders was also the victim of a headlock in his bout with
Brian Elchynski at 152 lbs.. He managed to hold on, but was
in a 5-0 hole at the end of one period. Dale wrestled the match
of the night after that. He went after his opponent and scored
7 points in the next two periods to tie the score at the end
of regulation. Sanders went out in the overtime period and hit
a double leg takedown for a 9-7 win. At 160, Lou Decker
made short work of his match with Kyle Case. Decker hit a double
leg takedown, then worked in a double bar arm for a fall at
Steadman dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Jordan Fargiorgio
in the last contested bout of the evening. Steadman had several
near takedowns, but wasn't able to finish them as Fargiorgio
used the edeg of the mat to his advantage. North East forfeited
the final three weight classes to make the final team score,
it's on to Hershey!!!
From the North East dual:
Lancers added 4 more pins against North East. That brings
their season total to 161. That's still 4th best in the state
according to Pa Sports Beat.
Harrison got his 117th career win over Kevin Post. That
moves him into 2nd place on the all-time wins list. Congratulations
Hadley. Donald Osinski pinned Cody Warr for his 111th
career win. Donald is now the 5th winningest Lancer wrestler
ever and is only one win away from tying Branden Stearns for
the #4 spot.
Zelina should be the next GM wrestler to join the 30 win
club. Eric got win number 29 against state ranked (#12 AA),
Jeff Landon. Lou Decker is on a pinning tear again this
season. Lou racked up 14 pins in jr. high and 12 his freshman
year. But slipped to only 8 during his sophomore campaign. Decker
recorded his 15th fall of the season against North East bringing
his career total to 35. Lou has flattened 8 of his last 10 opponents.
pick for Wrestler of the Dual against North East is Dale
Sanders. Dale was trying to work an underhook in the first
period of his bout with Brian Elchynski, when he got caught
in a devestating headlock and was taken to his back. Dale survived
the period, but was down 5-0. He clawed his way back into the
match and tied it 7-7 as time expired. Elchynski landed on Dale's
ribs just as the clock ran out forcing him to take an injury
time. Sore and exhausted, Dale somehow managed to hit and finish
a double leg shot in overtime to win 9-7. It was an awesome
display of grit and determination.
McLane 55 North East 15
103-Keith Scharrer (GM) maj dec Tony Langdon 10-0
112-Cyrus Parlin (GM) dec Christian Drain 7-5
119-Matt Gregory (NE) pinned Manley Lupher 5:32
125-Eric Zelina (GM) dec Jeff Langdon 9-3
130-Brandon Saraceno (GM) pinned Joe Duda 1:55
135-Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Cody Warr 3:11
140-Hadley Harrison (GM) pinned Kevin Post 3:08
145-Corey Kimmy (NE) pinned Brian Clark 3:09
152-Dale Sanders (GM) dec Brian Elchynski 9-7 (OT)
160-Lou Decker (GM) pinned Kyle Case 1:25
171-Jordan Fargiorgio (NE) dec Clay Steadman 4-3
189-Kyle Goss (GM) won by forfeit
215-Ben Rucker (GM) won by forfeit
275-Shawn McFadden (GM) won by forfeit
Get Win Number 16 Over Conneaut Lake
McLane wrestlers, fresh off two big wins at the D 10 Team Duals,
kept the big red machine rolling Thursday night at Conneaut
Lake. The Lancers won 9 of 14 weight classes, five of them by
fall and two by major decision. Keith Scharrer, Manley Lupher,
Eric Zelina, Donald Osinski and Lou Decker all pinned their
opponents. Hadley Harrison and Brian Clark scored major decisions.
match started at 275 where Shawn McFadden and Kris Tursky
battled in a low scoring bout. Tursky escaped in the second
period, then rode Shawn out to get the first win of the night
for the Lakers. Keith Scharrer got McLane on the board
at 103 lbs. He used a nice throw by for a first period takedown
and took Cass Custard to his back later in the period for a
5-0 lead. Keith reversed Custard in the second to go up 7-0,
then locked up a cradle for three more back points. Scharrer
finally decked Custard with 31 seconds remaining in the second,
giving his team a 6-3 lead.
Laird tied the team score at 6 with a 5-2 decision at 112. But
at 119 lbs. Manley Lupher started a run of 6 consecutive
GM wins. Lupher used a headlock to take Tyler Thomas to his
back in the opening period for 5 points, but Thomas was able
to roll through for a reversal. Manley caught Thomas in a double
grapevine in the second period and flattened him at 2:39. Eric
Zelina piled up three first period takedown to grab a 6-2
lead over Sam Jurako. Eric escaped and scored another takedown
12 seconds into the second, to go up 9-2. Zelina ended the bout
when he pancaked Jurako to his back at the 2:52 mark.
130, Brandon Saraceno nailed Clint Copeland with a quick
takedown. The two then traded reversals. Brandon led 4-2 at
the end of one period. Saraceno kept Copeland on the mat in
the second, then hit a reversal in the third, for a solid 6-2
win. Donald Osinski took Lucas Morian to the mat with
a bear hug early in their bout, cut him and then hit another
takedown for a 4-1 lead. Donald stretched Morian moments later
for his 18th pin of the year. GM-27, Lake-6.
Harrison completely dominated state ranked, Cash Horne at
140 lbs. Hadley took Horne down and to his back repeatedly for
a 13-0 major. Brian Clark hit three nice firemans and
a headlock to take a 9-2 first period lead over Josh Krueger
at 145. Clark went on to post a wild 19-7 major decision to
put McLane on top by a score of 35-6.
Morian got Lake on the board again with a major decision at
152, but Lou Decker countered by scoring a first period
pin over Dan Tursky. Clay Steadman hit a nifty single
leg 50 seconds into his bout with Jon Smith. Steadman ran his
record to 7-0 with a 2-0 decision. Kory Hubbard won a decision
over Kyle Goss at 189, but it wasn't an easy one. Goss
was on the short end of a 7-0 score when he stopped a Hubbard
shot with a front headlock, pancaked the Laker and nearly pinned
him. Hubbard was able to weather the late storm and walked off
with a 10-5 win. The Lake got their last win at 215, but it
wasn't enough. McLane-44, Conneaut Lake-16.
From Conneaut Lake:
GM Team added 5 more falls to bring their season total
to 157. That's still 4th best in the state (according to PA
Sports Beat). The win over Conneaut Lake secured second place
in Region 4 for the Lancers. They also have the satisfaction
of beating McDowell for the AAA Team Championship, leaving no
doubt who's has the best AAA team in the Region!
Lancer wrestlers also racked up their 16th win of the
season last night. Only two other G.M. wrestling teams have
ever won more matches in a season. The 1982-83 team had 18 wins
and the 2002-03 team (who were also District 10 Team Champs)
win at Conneaut Lake was the 116th of his career. That ties
him with Tommy Kirdahy as the second winningest wrestler in
McLane history. Only Hayden Harrison has more.
Osinski secured his 110th career win. That ties him with
Hudson Harrison for #6 on the All-Time Wins list.
year Head Coach, Ryan Cook already has 28 coaching wins.
He hasn't even finished his second season and is more than 1/4
of the way to 100 coaching wins! WOW!
McLane 44 Conneaut Lake 16
275 Kris Tursky (CL) dec Shawn McFadden 1-0
103 Keith Scharrer (GM) pinned Cass Custard 3:29
112 Matt Laird (CL) dec Cyrus Parlin 5-2
119 Manley Lupher (GM) pinned Tyler Thomas 2:39
125 Eric Zelina (GM) pinned Sam Jurako 2:52
130 Brandon Saraceno (GM) dec Clint Copeland 6-2
135 Donald Osinski (GM) pinned Lucas Morian 1:09
140 Hadley Harrison (GM) maj dec Cash Horne 13-0
145 Brian Clark (GM) maj dec Josh Krueger 19-7
152 Matt Morian (CL) maj dec Dale Sanders 10-0
160 Lou Decker (GM) pinned Dan Tursky 1:54
171 Clay Steadman (GM) dec Jon Smith 2-0
189 Kory Hubbard (CL) dec Kyle Goss 10-5
215 Jordan Heberle (CL) dec Ben Rucker 10-3
McLane 10-1 (Region 4), 16-2 (Overall)